In the early days of 1776, an obscure recent immigrant named Thomas Paine published a small pamphlet of only "46 sheets" that would shift the political landscape and alter the course of American history. Published in an age before telegraph, radio, television, or the Internet, the simple but passionate argument Paine presented in Common Sense spread the idea of American independence through the colonies like wildfire. It changed minds, stirred emotions, and gained a groundswell of popular support as it went. In 46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to Independence, Scott Liell tells the story of how a 39-year-old Englishman found his true calling and, in doing so, instigated "treason" against the Crown, sparked a revolution, and changed the world. Book jacket.Liell, Scott is the author of '46 Pages Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to American Independence', published 2004 under ISBN 9780762418138 and ISBN 0762418133.